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February 2019

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Training Opportunity in GIS Based Soil Erosion Risk Modelling

Training Opportunity in GIS Based Soil Erosion Risk Modelling, 21st - 22nd February 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University (Uganda), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU (Austria) and other partners are implementing a joint project entitled “Capacity building on the water-energy-food security Nexus through research and training in Kenya and Uganda” (CapNex). The aim of this project is to strengthen the capacities of young researchers from Uganda, Kenya and Austrian Universities to cope with challenges associated to water quality and quantity, energy provision and food security in East Africa.

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Call For Applications: 6th Short Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2019

The Dean MakSPH-Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze (In Green) and Fmr. Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira with participants at the PERSuADE inception meeting and project launch, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Kololo Offices, MakSPH, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

The sixth intake of the short course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at Makerere University School of Public Health will run from 27th May to 19th July 2019.

The course aims at equipping practising individuals with appropriate attitudes, adequate skills and scientific knowledge for handling and managing duties and technical procedures in WASH.

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Seminar on Planned Retirement-The Gold of Old Age

The Main Administration Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda at dusk

The Makerere University Actuarial Society (MAS) under the School of Statistics and Planning (SSP) in partnership with Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) has organized a retirement seminar and other pension matters under the theme:

“Planned Retirement: the Gold of Old Age”

due to take place on 19th February 2019 in the Makerere University Main Hall.

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Fully-Paid Research Internships at Oxford

A female student conducts an experiement in one of the Science Labs, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Africa Oxford Initiative has partnered with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine to offer 8-week summer internships to undergraduate and Masters students from Africa.

This is fully-paid opportunity for students to work in a laboratory environment with an Oxford University Principal Investigator (PI) and their team in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Applications for the 2019 Nuffield Department of  Medicine Summer Internship programme are now open: Application deadline is 28th February 2019.

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GeMVi Research Fellowships

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The University of Warwick in collaboration with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and partner institutes in East Africa are conducting an NIHR Global Health Research Group project on the Application of Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens (GeMVi) in East Africa.

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Call for Abstracts: 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference, 24th–26th July 2019, Kampala, Uganda. Theme: Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security

The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference scheduled for July 2019 in Kampala, Uganda, offers a unique opportunity to participants to share their expertise, experiences and possible solutions to global health security through the One Health approach. The theme for the 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference is “Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security”. This theme addresses three different but related domains namely:

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MSc Scholarships - Increasing Access to Freshwater Biodiversity Data in Uganda

The Botany-Zoology Quadrangle, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Zoology, Entomology, and Fisheries Sciences (ZEFS), Makerere University is partnering with the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) to implement a project aimed at increasing access to freshwater biodiversity data in Uganda.

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Funding Opportunity under the Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS)

Female Researchers in Mathematics and Physics from Universities in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia with the Department of Mathematics' Head-Dr. David Ssevviiri (Rear: 3rd R), Assoc. Prof. Juma Kasozi (3rd L), Dr. Betty Nannyonga (Rear: 5th L) and other officials at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Mathematics and Physics announces a new grant under the Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS).

The International Science Programme (ISP) will support the newly initiated Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS), started by ISP graduate and mathematician Dr. Betty Nannyonga, Department of Mathematics, Makerere University.

The network consists of female researchers in mathematics and physics from universities in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.

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Viral Bioinformatics and Genomics Course

Hands-on training in viral genome sequence analysis and interpretation of genomics data from large-scale sequencing, 23rd - 28th June 2019, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University is pleased to announce the 2019 hands-on training in viral genome sequence analysis and interpretation of genomics data from large-scale sequencing.

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Vice Chancellor, Swedish Ambassador Hold Productive Research Meeting

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda-H.E. Per Lindgärde (C) and Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd R) with L-R: Prof. John Kabasa, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dr. Gity Behravan, Dr. Eria Hisali and Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi after a meeting to discuss sustainable funding for research on 31st January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Thursday, 31st January 2019, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe hosted a high-level delegation from the Embassy of Sweden, Kampala, Uganda, led by the Ambassador H.E. Per Lindgärde. The cordial meeting was attended by the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA), Prof. David Kabasa, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVCFA), Prof. Eria Hisali and Dr. Gity Behravan, First Secretary Research Cooperation at Embassy of Sweden.

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